GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO)’s highly anticipated Hero4 has finally been announced and will be available starting on Friday. There will be three new Hero4 models. The three new models are the top-of-the-line Hero4 Black, the Hero4 Silver and the Hero.
Hero4 Black takes 4K videos
The video camera maker revealed the new Hero4 models early this morning. The highest-end Hero4 Black shoots 4K video at 30 frames per second and 1080p video at 120 frames a second, reports Apple Insider. It costs $500 for those who take enough action videos to want the best of the best.
Aside from the enhanced video-taking capabilities, it has a better audio system that takes audio at double the range of GoPro’s previous cameras. Image quality has been improved, including in low light. The company has also improved tagging for highlight moments in videos and improved the user interface.
The GoPro4 Hero Black also has Wi-Fi so that it can be controlled using an iPad or iPhone. Users can also watch video on their devices over Wi-Fi. New on the connectivity front this year is Bluetooth radio.
GoPro unveils lower models
The Hero4 Silver is priced at $400 and slightly reduced specs. It still takes 4K video, but it’s at 15 frames per second. The camera also lacks the wide 4K Superview capability of the GoPro4 Black, although it has the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities of the Hero4 Black.
GoPro also showed off the Hero, which targets the regular consumer market. Priced at just $130, it’s perfect for average consumers who want to take action videos on their vacation. It doesn’t have the Wi-Fi capability, but it does take 1080p video at 30 frames per second using the wide-angle lens. It can also take 720p video at 60 frames per second.
New GoPro mounts coming too
GoPro is also rolling out three new mounts on Oct. 5 along with the new Hero4 models. There’s a smart remote that enables user to control their cameras from 600 feet away. The HiLight Tag button also allows remote tagging.
The Handler is a smaller “floating handgrip,” according to Apple Insider, and the Battery BacPac boosts the camera’s battery power by nearly double.